Ras Al Khaimah: The district cooling plant of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has been successfully upgraded with the first environmentally friendly water treatment technology in the area.
This ‘cooling tower’ water treatment system controls scaling, corrosion and biological growth in water holistically, using ultra-low frequency (ULF) electromagnetic waves without chemicals. ULF treatment is electronic and fully controlled via microprocessors, therefore does not require any human intervention.
RAKEZ Group CEO, Mr. Ramy Jallad remarked that, “For RAKEZ, pursuing sustainability through green initiatives is highly important and we are strong supporters of Ras Al Khaimah’s energy strategy. We work closely with the RAK Municipality and solution providers like ENGIE Solutions to protect, maintain and nurture our ecosystem by tapping into the latest innovations. The implementation of this unique water treatment solution in our plant is a step closer to achieving our green goals collectively.”
In addition to improving the quality of water, RAKEZ and ENGIE Solutions help save significant amounts of energy and water by retrofitting office buildings and water through a comprehensive Energy Performance Contract (EPC). During this partnership, the economic zone will save more than 25 gigawatt-hours of electricity over 5 years, with an impact on carbon emissions comparable to that of taking nearly 2,000 cars off the roads. Additionally, over 14 million gallons of water, enough to fill 25 Olympic-sized swimming pools, will be saved.
Among other green efforts, the economic zone is working with the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department, other entities and service providers to support the industry’s sustainable retrofits across its facilities and factories.